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A World Without Borders

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

A World Without Borders

Borders is going out of business. Not those invisible little lines that divide land and create social disorder, no I’m referring to the book stores. In fact if you head over to a Borders store you’re likely to see giant signs advertising that “Everything’s on sale 40 to 60 percent off.”

Sounds great right?!  Well not for Borders, but for us…Yahtzee! So off I went, and as I began browsing I realized something sinister was afoot. Borders didn’t actually want to sell me their merchandise. And not just me, they didn’t want to sell it to anyone! They wanted to keep it for themselves. Now no one came out and said it, but I could tell.

How? Well items that would normally cost you $10, $15 or even $20 at any other store were $40 to $50 dollars at Borders. In fact I left there and went to Target and found a DVD for $9.99, the exact and I mean exact same DVD was at Borders for $39.99! Now according to my math department, even with a 40% discount that’s still way more than I should be spending.

Gee, I wonder why they’re going out of business. I’m so shocked!

Selling the exact same merchandise at insanely higher prices than other stores, RIDICULOUS! They should be ashamed of themselves, I mean is that stuff better just because it came from Borders?!

Doesn’t River Glass Designs sell the same Frameless Showers at higher prices than other places?



Well, let me help you understand something, yes, we’re not the cheapest when it comes to Frameless Showers…and that’s a good thing.

We use only the highest quality products; in fact we are so confident in the way our hinges are manufactured that they come with a lifetime warranty. Not from the manufacturer, the warranty comes directly from us.

We offer six different standard pulls and 5 standard finishes so that each customer can find one that fits their taste without having to pay more.

We have the world’s most meticulous and detail oriented estimators and installers, because you don’t just want a Frameless Shower, you want handcrafted slice of luxury.

So we do have one thing in common with Borders, we are great at what we specialize in. For Borders its books, not DVD’s or games or music or toys, simply books. And for us it’s glass, glass showers, mirrors, shelves, and more.

So in conclusion…River Glass Designs, we’re more than great coats….Wait I think that’s….another….

What I meant to say was River Glass Designs, We’re everywhere you want to be…

….River Glass Designs…Where’s the beef????

I’m confused now….

Christian F.

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Monday, July 11th, 2011

cute kitten on a puppy


It is defined as being marked with grandeur, excellence, brilliance or competence.  Now I would love to strut around town telling everyone River Glass Designs does superb work. However it seems that people find it rude when you “toot your own horn” so to speak.  And don’t even get me started on the reaction I get when I strut around.  The negative stuff I don’t mind, but all the whistling and cat calls, it gets embarrassing. So I’m left with a bit of a dilemma, how do I get the word out to everyone that River Glass Designs is indeed superb.


I could make a video with a cute kitten playing in a tree, and then it falls out of the tree but instead of hitting the ground… it flies away… into space…because it’s a super space cat… and when he gets to space he meets up with his best friend a super space dog named Barks McGee and together they protect the universe from the evil teddy bears of planet Nebulon, whose only desire is to turn our planet into a giant marshmallow, but that’s not gonna happen! No it’s not! Not with Whiskers Tabington and Barks McGee on our side!

Or I could get a football player to endorse us…

Yeah, someone with a Super Bowl ring or even better a Super Bowl MVP, yeah a Super Bowl MVP,  Hall of Fame Running Back, instantly recognized by football fans the world over… Now who could we get…

Uh…How ‘Bout the one, the only, Mr. John Riggins – yeah that’s right The Diesel:

John Riggins autographed football that says River Glass Designs is superb!

Christian F.

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Tonight at 11: Are You Poisoning Your Family?

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Vinyl Shower Curtains Emit Toxic Chemicals

Well are you? I’m sure you’re wondering what I’m talking about. So I’ll tell you…

Right After this Commercial Break!

Wow you just got Seacrested! I coined that phrase by the way, feel free to use it.

So anywho, back to the matter at hand – that of you poisoning that lovely family of yours with…(drum roll please)

A cheap shower curtain.

In 2008, a study was released revealing that vinyl shower curtains sold at major retailers across the country emit toxic chemicals that can cause serious health problems! Like What? Oh let’s see here, like um a little thing called liver damage, as well as damage to the central nervous, respiratory and reproductive systems!

The study was conducted at the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, located in Falls Church, VA.

Some of the chemicals found in the curtains were: toluene, phenol, methyl isobutyl ketone, xylene, acetophenone and more. Now I don’t know about you but I’ve been taught that when a word is hard to pronounce it’s usually important!  Like SAT words and Menu Items at an Indian restaurant. Trust me you don’t want to accidentally order the curried pig feet. Although the one my mom makes is Delicious!

Think about it though, do you want to wake up one morning and get a mouth full of METHYL ISOBUTY KETONE!!! I sure don’t! Unless it taste like rainbows. And by rainbows I of course mean Skittles. Watch a commercial once in awhile will ya.

Well it seems irresponsible to point out a problem, that of you poisoning your family, without giving a solution.

Once Again, Drum roll please……

A Beautiful Frameless Shower from River Glass Designs or A Beautiful Semi-Frameless Shower from River Glass Designs or A Beautiful Bypass Shower from River Glass Designs or… you could just stop showering, at which point you will begin to poison your family and friends in a much different way. Yeah you’ll save lots of time by not  showering, but soon everyone will hate you, you’ll lose your job and end up living on the street.

Is that what you want? Cause those are your only options. A shower from  us or a life filled with hate filled stares as you drag your stinky self all over the DC metro area…

Choose Wisely!

For more serious information on this subject please click here: http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun/13/local/me-showercurtain13

Christian F.

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OJ, not Simpson, the actual Juice, that you drink…

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Do you like orange juice? Of course you do! Unless your some kind of silly head or something.

I bet you even have a favorite brand…What is it? Wait! On the count of 3 say it out loud.




Now apologize to whoever’s around you. Because no one knows what you’re doing, because no one reads this blog.

Back to the topic at hand: I also bet if I told you that orange juice is orange juice, if I said it’s all the same and all tastes the same, you would wholeheartedly disagree – wouldn’t you?

In fact you would no doubt argue that your favorite is the best, offering some sort of awkward explanation, which would only make you seem crazy and prove that you have way too much free time.

I would also bet  there’s been an instance where money was tight and you figured you’d just get that generic brand of orange juice. BIG MISTAKE! Which I’m sure you immediately realized as you took your first sip of the orange flavored battery acid with an aftertaste to match.

But it does help you see that sometimes, it’s better to spend a little more to get the good stuff.

Frameless Showers, Mirrors, and this business we call glass is the same. Like orange juice there’s a ton of choices, but only you can decide what’s best for you. We can all try and convince you whose best or what’s best, but I’m sure it can, at times, make us, sound crazy. Glass is glass. It’s the experience that differs.

You can go for the cheap stuff, but prepare for the aftertaste. Or you can spring for the premium. Now I would love to be able to say: “River Glass Designs is the premium, the only premium!”

But that’s not true, there are others, companies who also love this industry and do their utmost to provide beautiful quality products. Even still, we would love to give you a taste of our service and workmanship. So give us a call, shoot us an email or drop by the showroom.

Because the best part of waking up, is Fold…g…ers… in… your…cup

That’s coffee…

…not orange juice…uh…

Do you like coffee? Of course you do! Unless your some kind of silly head or something.

I bet you even have a favorite brand…What is it? Wait! On the count of 3 say it out loud…

Christian F.

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Shoes and Glass?…

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Shoe Options Meet Frameless Glass Shower Options

Shoes. One word, two very different meanings. For men (and we’re not talking sneakers) they are simply a buffer between horrible smelling feet and the cold, hard, unforgiving ground.

For women, they are a life altering experience.

Women have specific shoes for specific occasions, like going to the grocery store shoes, going to the mall shoes, going to the nice mall shoes, meeting friends shoes, meeting friends with the potential of running into enemies shoes and so forth.

They have specific shoes for days of the week.

They have shoes for different types of weather…and I don’t mean rain, snow, etc. I mean: it’s a full moon shoes, it’s hazy outside shoes, there’s a breeze shoes, it’s windy shoes, the sun is out but not really shoes…

You name it – there’s a shoe for it!

I recently learned all of this when I googled the word Insanity.

Just Kidding Ladies. At least your vices make you look even better, where as men have things like beer and not exercising…

The shoe situation did help me realize that women really love having options when accessorizing. My assumption is that most women would appreciate having a scope of options when decorating their homes as well,  including their bathrooms.

Well, you’ll be happy to know that at River Glass Designs we have tons of options, even when you’re getting something as straight forward as a frameless shower. And I’m not just talking hardware and handles, you have glass options as well, and that seems to be most important as it will be highly visible to all.

So what can we offer you? Let’s see here, there’s Standard Glass, Starfire Glass, ShowerGuard Glass, Simple Patterned Glass, Cast Patterned Glass, Frosted Glass, and Colored Glass.

Here’s a helpful guide for all our loyal lady readers to help you decide:

Standard Glass: This is your everyday shoe. You know it, it fits, it’s not flashy, and everyone loves it.

Starfire Glass: This is a bit fancier than your everyday shoe. It looks great with dressy slacks, but it’s not too fancy for jeans.

ShowerGuard Glass: Rubber Rain Galoshes

Simple Pattern Glass: The shoe you use to “dress up” those casual outfits. Something with a heel. Heel size isn’t what’s important, more so the fact that the shoe is the show piece not the outfit.

Cast Patterned Glass: Wow shoes. Super fancy. Intricately made. Perfect for when you want to make a statement.

Frosted Glass:  This is like a neutral colored pump. It won’t go with everything, but paired properly it can create a fabulous look.

Colored Glass: Tall Boots! They can look amazing but, you need to be careful what you wear them with and when you wear them.

…Remember when I used to be a boy…

Christian F.

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